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Florida Gators 2016-17 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

KeVaughn Allen will look to end two-year NCAA Tourney drought
Florida Gators 2016-17 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

The Florida Gators had been an NCAA Tournament fixture and reached the Final Four as recently as 2014 but enter this season having missed the NCAAs in consecutive seasons for just the second time since the 1990s. Mike White, Billy Donovan’s successor a season ago, looks to re-establish the Gators and reach his first NCAA Tournament as a head coach.

 

Georgia Bulldogs 2016-17 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

Frazier, Georgia will be on the NCAA fringes again
Georgia Bulldogs 2016-17 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

Those examining the state of the Georgia men’s basketball program could easily come to a couple of very different conclusions:

 

Mark Fox, entering his eighth season, has established a steady program, the only one outside of Kentucky to go to three straight SEC Tournament semifinals. And with two of the SEC’s top returning players, the Bulldogs are poised to take the next step. Or …

 

Texas A&M Aggies 2016-17 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

Tyler Davis leads younger group of Aggies to defend SEC title
Texas A&M Aggies 2016-17 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

This year, Billy Kennedy isn’t making any promises.

 

A year ago the Texas A&M coach guaranteed the Aggies would reach the NCAA Tournament. He proved true to his word as A&M shared the SEC regular-season championship with Kentucky — the Aggies’ first conference title in 30 years — and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen for only the fourth time in school history.

 

SEC Basketball 2016-17 Preview, Predictions and All-Conference Team

After Kentucky, rest of SEC is fighting for spot in pecking order
SEC Basketball 2016-17 Preview, Predictions and All-Conference Team

As Kentucky continues to find a new roster that can win the SEC, the rest of the SEC is still trying to find its footing.

 

Perhaps one of the most unlikely of candidates found a way to grab some of the spotlight last season as Texas A&M shared the league title. The Aggies figure to be near the top of the league again, but they are rebuilding after losing several key seniors and their ace recruiter.

 

College Football Podcast: The Week 10 Recap

Ohio State crushed Nebraska on Saturday night.
College Football Podcast: The Week 10 Recap

Athlon Sports breaks down Week 10 in college football. Don't forget to subscribe here and rate us if you like (or don't like) what you hear!

 

- Alabama once again proved to be the best in college football? What else is there to say about the Crimson Tide? Literally, what else?

 

Western Michigan Broncos vs. Kent State Golden Flashes Preview and Prediction

The Broncos take on the Golden Flashes on Tuesday night.
Western Michigan Broncos vs. Kent State Golden Flashes Preview and Prediction 2016

Western Michigan hits the road for the final time in the regular season, as coach P.J. Fleck’s Broncos travel to Ohio to take on Kent State. Western Michigan was the top Group of 5 program in the first College Football Playoff selection committee rankings, and this team is likely four wins away from a spot in a New Year’s Six Bowl.

Seton Hall Pirates 2016-17 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

Khadeen Carrington looks to break out for program on the rise
Seton Hall Pirates 2016-17 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

For a coach fighting for his job entering the 2015-16 season, Kevin Willard delivered a rather emphatic statement about athletic director Pat Lyons’ widely questioned decision to give him one more season. Seton Hall’s return to prominence last year saw the Pirates win the Big East Tournament (defeating eventual national champion Villanova to do so), earn the school’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2006 and produce the program’s highest victory total in 23 years.

Marquette Golden Eagles 2016-17 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

Luke Fischer poised to take Marquette back to the NCA Tournament
Marquette Golden Eagles 2016-17 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

Henry Ellenson’s short stay in Milwaukee didn’t result in a postseason berth, but he had the best freshman season in Marquette history. However, just because Ellenson is gone to the NBA, it doesn’t mean that the cupboard is bare.

 

Marquette brings back six players who averaged more than 23 minutes per game. Haanif Cheatham and Traci Carter return after promising freshman campaigns, while Luke Fischer, Duane Wilson and Jajuan Johnson give the Golden Eagles a solid core of upperclassmen.

 

Big East Basketball 2016-17 Preview, Predictions and All-Conference Team

With Villanova and Xavier leading the way, Big East retains power conference status
Big East Basketball 2016-17 Preview, Predictions and All-Conference Team

The new-look Big East enjoyed a banner season in 2015-16, proving the reconfigured conference will be able to hang with its football-focused brethren.

 

Villanova claimed the national championship, but that was only part of the story for the Big East. Xavier spent most of the season ranked in the top 10. Seton Hall surged late in the year to claim the Big East tournament title. And Providence had two of the must-see players of the year in Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil. Butler had a solid season itself, giving the Big East five NCAA Tournament teams.

 

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